University of Derby: Ergonomics

InstitutionUniversity of Derby
Department Life Sciences
Telephone 01332 591167
Study type Taught


This popular and well-established course has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) so it’s your first step towards registration. There are three pathways to choose from, allowing you to focus on your interests.

This course was the first online Ergonomics MSc to be launched in Europe. As a current or aspiring ergonomist, or a human factors professional, it would give you a significant advantage in your field.

Accredited by your professional body, the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), it meets their high standards and gives you the opportunity of graduate membership which is your first step to registered status as an ergonomist.

Ergonomics promotes a holistic human-centred approach. This theme naturally links the modules within the programme. There are modules designed to cover physical and psychological characteristics, Ergonomics methods and wider systems issues. You will be able to complete one of three pathways in Ergonomics (Human Factors), Health Ergonomics, and Ergonomics and Organisational Behaviour, which are all accredited by CIEHF and offer you the opportunity to tailor your studies to meet your own career interests.

Our tutors have many years of experience in Ergonomics and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments.


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